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The role of an enumerator test edit
The role of Enumerator is a unique one. In this role you will deliver census forms to all residences in your assigned area ahead of census night, ensuring that you have a contact name for each residence. You will then collect the forms in advance of the collection completed deadline. This often requires a good level of physical fitness. You must ensure that all of the required documentation is completed correctly. There are a number of challenges associated with the role. The following questions are designed to assist you in deciding whether the role of Enumerator would suit you. If you answer ‘no’ to a number of questions, you may wish to consider if this is the role for you.
Dealing with the Public
- Are you happy to approach a very broad range of people?
- Are you confident knocking on doors of residences not knowing who may answer or the reaction you might receive?
- Do you like meeting and engaging with people from all walks of life?
- Would you be able to cope with frustration when people refuse to answer the door or speak to you?
- Do you enjoy working under pressure?
- Are you proficient at map-reading, locating and finding your way around towns, cities and the countryside?
- Do you like spending all or most of your time working independently?
- Are you physically fit and do you enjoy walking and other outdoor activities?
- Do you have a full driving licence and full time use of a car (necessary in rural areas only)?
- Are you self motivated and willing to persevere?
- Are you comfortable dealing with large numbers of forms and other types of paper work?
- Are you able to cope with the pressure of working to a critical and challenging deadline?
- Are you organised and methodical in your approach, especially relating to managing paperwork?
Specific requirements of the Enumerator role
- Are you happy working out of doors?
- Are you flexible and willing to carry out your visits in the morning, the afternoon and at the weekends to ensure you meet your targets?
- Are you comfortable around dogs?
- Are you comfortable having your field supervisor visit you in your home for training and organising your work?
- Are you confident talking to people about the census and assuring them of the confidentiality of the process?
- Do you have sufficient space to store the large amount of paper work associated with the role?